Betas: Season 1 (2013)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

Betas' first season suffers from occasional unevenness, but nevertheless offers a timely techie narrative full of Millennial raunch and wit.



Critic Ratings: 13


Audience Score

User Ratings: 55
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Air date: Apr 19, 2013
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Critic Reviews for Betas Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

It is, like Alphas, a solid show, one that actually shows more promise if also more of tendency to include thudding moments of "timeliness."

Dec 5, 2013 | Full Review…

Of Amazon's two series, Betas feels fresher but also more niche. It helps to have some knowledge of Internet start-ups to understand all the techno-geek banter, though the show's heart is in its characters and their relationships.

May 15, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a charming comedy with plenty of unique characters (including a zany computer mogul played by Ed Begley, Jr.), and if fans give it a shot, it even has the potential to be very good.

May 15, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The crass sexual humor occasionally feels forced... and the techno-babble is often a bit awkwardly intertwined with pop-culture references. However, the characters are fleshed-out, diverse and engaging; and the created world is a fun place to visit.

May 15, 2019 | Rating: 7.7/10 | Full Review…

Betas sets interesting characters afloat in a curious milieu that's very much of a particular place and time.

Dec 3, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While it lacks some features found in big-budget television sitcoms, and it can be glitchy when it comes to racial and sexual humor, it provides a better user experience than a majority of online series. A solid three-and-a-half stars.

Nov 21, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

If Betas keeps up with millennial cleverness, it's also sometimes a little too on-the-nose.

Nov 21, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Betas doesn't swing for the fences, but rather lets the humor flow from its situations.

Nov 20, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

With its Amazon Studios wing, the online retailer is attempting the very same feat as the protagonists of Betas: To bootstrap its way to success in a nascent field.

Dec 2, 2013 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Betas is slick and well constructed with some funny moments and watchable people.

Nov 25, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Betas: Season 1

  • Jan 06, 2017
    Don't everyone get excited, Season 2 has been cancelled by Amazon. For the life of me I don't know why. This series is funny and poignant and the acting is great. I watched Silicon Valley last night and thought it was okay, but not as good as this show. Really disappointed with Amazon for cancelling on us. Hobbs for president!
  • Dec 17, 2014
    Betas pictures a true flavor of the silicon valley experience. Some of the lines are really solid. Very entertaining.
  • May 26, 2014
    great show, funny and you really feel like you know the characters
  • Feb 15, 2014
    Absolutely an addict now.. Betas is going to be the drama version of Big Bang Theory .. and Frankly... I Cannot Wait for the Algorithm of next season... in lamon.. F?©£ING AWSOME !!!
  • Jan 21, 2014
    Wishing the episode would just end already is not a good sign for one of Amazon's first original series. Horrible writing, terrible casting altogether proving that Amazon is no Netflix.
  • Nov 23, 2013
    The pilot was surprisingly promising. An underdog story, but the underdogs are app programmers in a world of it-geeks. So, there is no traditional juxtaposition of geeks versus jocks. I really want their app to succeed; that's all that matters at this point (that's a hook, which Alpha House lacks). There were story-lines tangential to the main one that I was much less interested in, but this is just a beginning. Hopefully, the show will find its focus and heart through the humor as it develops.

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